The oldest way to ride, reinvented
Bikes are a clean, green, affordable way to experience your city — and have loads of fun. And they’re the latest addition to the Lyft family. Unlock a bike, unlock NYC.
Bikes will appear in the ‘Nearby’ section of the Lyft app. Tap the bikes icon to select a station near you. Then tap ‘Unlock a bike’ to receive your 5 digit code and purchase your Single Ride.
Where to ride
Please ride your bike in the street or in a bike lane when it’s available. And don’t ride on the sidewalk — unless it’s part of a designated route or you’re about to park.
Follow traffic laws
NYC motor vehicle laws apply to cars, scooters, and yep: bicycles. This means you must stop at red lights and stop signs, ride in the same direction as traffic, and leave crosswalks clear for pedestrians.
Pack your helmet
Please always wear a helmet. It’s the safer way to ride (and all the cool kids are doing it).
Ending your ride
End your ride by returning your bike to any available docking station. Then, slide your bike into the dock and wait for the light to turn green (this confirms that it’s locked).
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